CAP ACTION ALERT: Effective Incarceration Reso HCR 85 HD2 in PSM Thursday 4.14

ACTION ALERTResolution on effective incarceration being heard Thursday, April 14, 2016.

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, INTERGOVERNMENTAL, AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
Sen. Clarence Nishihara, Chair
Sen. Will Espero, Vice Chair
Thursday, April 14, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Room 229

HCR 85 HD2 – REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY EFFECTIVE INCARCERATION POLICIES TO IMPROVE HAWAII’S CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/HCR85_HD2_.pdf

CAP POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT 

CAP Testimony: 4.14.16 PSM HCR 85HD2 EFF INCAR

This reso has only a PSM referral, so this is it. I know that it is kind of weak with not enough time to actually delve into the many issues in our broken correctional system, however, it is a start and we have to support a discussion of the myriad of problems at the very least!

 

“As a society we’ve become more and more punitive even though crime is at its lowest rate ever. We put people in prison for offenses that would have received a light sanction in former times.” Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, National Academies Press Report: “Growth of Incarceration in the US”

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